This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance, dev, ops, and more for the weekend.
This week’s suggested reading
- How fast are we going now?: Steve Souders wonders if the web is getting faster. He concludes that overall, web pages are faster now than they were a year ago.
- Case study: How effective are CDNs for mobile visitors?: Radware took a look at how CDNs affect the web experience over 3G connections. With a CDN, pages got faster, doc complete time decreased by 10%, and start render time was just under a second faster.
- Obsessions: HTTP Request Reduction: Kyle Simpson suggests that just concatenating all your files into one is only a partial solution to speed up a site.
- Avoiding Unnecessary Paints: Paul Lewis takes a look at what can trigger painting in a browser, and how we can prevent unnecessary paints from taking place.
- This is what a DDoS attack looks like: On April 23, 2013, VideoLAN experienced a DDoS attack, which peaked at 200 Gbps.
- It is okay to be wrong: A good reminder from James Turnbull, VP Tech Operations for Puppet Labs.
- 20 CDN & Web Performance Stats Worth Noting: Lots of interesting data and facts about CDN and web performance.
- Scaling Deployment at Etsy: Daniel Schauenberg’s talk at Scaleconf 2013 about how Etsy keeps deployment fast.
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